First fully electric Maeda

2 September 2020


Japanese mini crane manufacturer Maeda has launched its first fully electric mini crane, the MC285CB-3.

The new model is equipped with a lithium-ion battery, producing zero emissions. It can be operated continuously for over 9 hours and be fully charged in only 3.5 hours. Continuous operation is possible while charging.

Capacity and operating speeds are equal to the standard MC285C-3 with a maximum capacity of 2.82t x 1.4m. Maximum lifting height on the ground is 8.7m and the maximum working radius is 8.205m x 0.15t.

Other features of the new model include: a 7in monitor display, programmable moment limiter, multi outrigger positions, slew angle limit settings and HBC radio control.

“Improved energy efficiency and productivity, as well as reduced ventilation needs and maintenance costs, are some of the benefits beyond the clear environmental aspect. With absolute zero emissions, the crane can be used in sensitive indoor environments, and when the most strict regulations need to be achieved,” said Kranlyft Group, the major distributor for Maeda cranes in the EMEA area.  

Another advantage is the low machine weight of 2000kg, making the crane easy to transport between work sites and to be placed higher in a building when working on glazing and cladding.

“After an intensive period of research and development, Maeda can now proudly launch this innovative and eco-friendly model. The team at Maeda has accomplished to develop a battery-powered mini crane with market-leading features in appliance with their policy of perfection in terms of precision and safety. Our customers and dealers have already shown great interest. We are confident that it will meet our expectations and lead the way in the next level of green and sustainable lifting with mini cranes.” said Jurgen Vater, CEO of Kranlyft Group.